The policy declared by the government on January 27 created a controversy in the state with severe objection from opposition parties. Activist Anna Hazare announced a fast unto death if the government did not roll back the policy.
During the British government’s search for a more centrally-located capital, Viceroy Lord John Lawrence suggested Poona as a “salubrious” option only “eighty miles distant, and connected by railway with Bombay.”
The only evidence of Ghashiram's iron fisted reign of Pune is dilapidated parts of the mansion that he (or his sons) built in eastern parts of the city just a few years before Kotwal's gruesome lynching.
After the success of Bajaj scooters, Italian automobile manufacturer Piaggio accused Bajaj Auto of “misappropriating the design of Vespa” and continuing to manufacture the two-wheelers even after the end of the contract in 1971.
The first informal set of rules of badminton — initially called 'Poona' – were formed in India by the British colonists in 1867. Later, as the British officers took the game back home, it acquired the name of Badminton after the country estate of Duke of Beaufort.
In the early 19th century, those travelling between Pune and Mumbai had to journey through the plains using palanquins, carts or horses, then traverse the sea in boats and finally undertake a multi-mile trek along the treacherous Bhor Ghat.
The report 'Sanitary State of the City of Poona' submitted by Dr A H Leith to the Bombay Governor in 1863 recommended that the walls of Shaniwar Wada be pulled down to give the city an open square and a wide east-west road.
Pune Airport shut from October 16: The closure will come as a big jolt to airline traffic which was badly affected due to interstate travel restrictions during and immediately after the second wave of Covid-19 infections and was slowly returning to normal.
Only 744 vaccination centres were open on Wednesday -- 481 public and 263 private ones -- as compared to Tuesday when vaccination took place at a total of 806 centres, including 545 public and 261 private ones.